Friday, August 5, 2016

Tiny Dreams

Blisters on their feet
Sweet smiles piercing through 
They tap on the window sill
Tiny shoes in their hands,
They beg. 
For their tiny dreams to be lived. 

©Aditi Kaushiva

Day 5 of the #BarAThon Challenge. Today's prompt is 'tiny shoes'

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Love Letter

She begged him to write her a handwritten letter.  In the age where you could speak everyday, where you could run to an Internet Cafe to chat with your beloved who was miles away, she insisted on the most romantic format of communication. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fragile Lives

The sky clears of the darkness
morning rays beckon to wake
Cautiously from under the stone,
A weed braves

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Feeling Unsure

I have been trying to 'figure things out' for a while now. I see the dexterity I once believed to have failing me, and the multiple projects I have been juggling falling out of my hands.

I like variety. I like dabbling in blogging, writing, dancing and working on building a one of its kind dance community. All this, while in the background run my 9-5 job and my home. Is juggling everything together working? At the start of this year, I had chosen my word for 2016 as 'Focus', but the more I try, the more I feel I am falling behind. I have, on more than one occasions thought of quitting. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Stranger than Fiction

The sound of crackling ice...

I looked at the bedside clock. It read 5:00 am, but it was still dark outside. I closed my eyes again and listened closely to the rhythm, my heartbeat and the ice cracking, as it enveloped the empty interiors of my grandmother's wooden house.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Snow, Express trains and Cheese fondue #SwitzerlandTravels Part 2

Read the first leg of our #SwitzerlandTravels here

Interlaken is a paradise for adventure lovers, from hiking, biking, paragliding, skiing there is a lot one can do. We had planned an early morning trek up to Harder Klum, followed by a lazy afternoon exploring the castles of Schloss Thun. However the rains had other plans for us. We waited till about noon for the skies to clear but no such luck, and although a bit disappointed we decided to continue our trip to the charismatic and charming city of Lucerne.

Views from the train

Friday, July 22, 2016

Two Hundred by @mansilausdeo @YuimiDemi #DailyChatter @blogchatter

I find writing short stories really difficult, the art of creating a punch in a few words and leaving the reader with a feeling of wanting more, is a challenge. Having tried my hand at writing 55 fiction, drabble and flash fiction, I was looking forward to reading Mansi And Yuimi's well curated and impeccably designed Two Hundred - an anthology of terribly twisted short stories.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Snow, Express trains and Cheese fondue #SwitzerlandTravels Part 1

As we walked out of the airport towards the city center, the red Rathaus shined through the Basel landscape oozing history and culture. It was a wet day and we had a couple of hours in Basel before catching a train to Interlaken, so after having a deliciously hearty meal we spent our timing lazing at the banks of the river Rhine.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Through a Stranger’s Eyes @Maggielawate @blogchatter #DailyChatter

Living in London, adapting to a new country and its culture has not only made me embrace the unknown but has taught me a lot about myself and the world. When I read Maggie's 'Through a Stranger’s Eyes' which is a personal account of her life in America and how that time has shaped her personality, I couldn't help but feel an eerie connection.

Friday, July 8, 2016

'Aerogramme and other Poems' by @DivenitaEr @blogchatter

Nivedita, a fellow blogger, poetry aficionado and editor pours her heart out in 'Aerogramme and other Poems' and takes the reader on a vivid journey of memories. Memories that recapture 'everyday' moments in life. Few of them invoked a sense of nostalgia and few brought me closer to the beauty of passing moments.